Great Performances: Season 37, Episode 19

Chess in Concert (17 Jun. 2009)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoly Sergievsky
Kerry Ellis ...
Marti Pellow ...
Grant Anthony ...
Christopher Colley ...
The Chess in Concert Company
Tiffany Graves ...
The Chess in Concert Company
Leila Benn Harris ...
The Chess in Concert Company
David Michael Johnson ...
The Chess in Concert Company
Christian Lund ...
Leonid Viigand
Aoife Mulholland ...


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Arbiter: Each game of chess, means there's one less variation left to be played. Each day got through, means one or two, less mistakes remain to be made.
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Merano / What a Scene! What a Joy
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by the Chess Chorus, Adam Pascal and Idina Menzel
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Chess In Concert
30 January 2014 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Tim Rice introduced this production of the CHESS musical at London's Albert Hall, named after Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. Rice said he wants this version to be the official one. It seems this show can be put together in an endless number of ways, like the game of chess itself. There is a gap between the plot and the ABBAesque songs of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Adam Pascal plays the American. Josh Groban plays the Russian. Rice spent a good bit of his life wrestling with this show. My own paper brings traffic to my website. CHESS is the most spiteful, cynical, pessimistic piece ever staged. There is not one trace of hope in it. Even so, it is a masterpiece.

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